Today’s Headlines

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  • A photo gallery of 9 world-class subways, including Tokyo’s, pictured above (HuffPost)
  • An inside look at transit tunnel security in the Big Apple (AP)
  • Toyota could face a second fine from U.S. DOT for its response to defective gas pedals (The Hill Blog)
  • The hidden crisis of America’s decaying "soft infrastructure," and what can be done (Architect’s Paper)
  • New poll finds greater share of Washington area drivers would support congestion pricing than a gas tax increase to pay for transportation improvements (WashPost)
  • U.S. economic recovery law proving a big boon to Spanish infrastructure companies (Poder 360)
  • Ford touts new study showing its SYNC in-car electronics system — criticized by LaHood — is less of a distracted driving risk than using separate phones or music-playing devices (Ford Press)
  • Yonah Freemark: Pennsylvania’s ill-fated bid to toll I-80 marks a death knell for the "user-fee" transportation system (Transport Politic)

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Today’s Headlines

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Very bad news for train riders in the northeast: The Obama administration’s first rounds of high-speed rail money are unlikely to help improve Acela service, due to lengthy environmental reviews required by U.S. DOT (Globe) Two disparate takes on the House jobs bill: Does it represent "room for real debate" on a new federal transportation […]

Today’s Headlines

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The details on that post-Toyota auto safety reform bill that Congress is drafting (Free Press) LaHood speaks out on distracted driving in a HuffPost op-ed Sen. Graham (R-SC) tells Ezra Klein that White House’s vehement rejection of carbon fees as a "gas tax" helped push him away from the negotiating table on climate change Green […]

White House and Congress Take Issue With AP’s Transport Stimulus Claims

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The Associated Press published a piece today that, after putting "economists and statisticians" to work on analyzing $21 billion in federal stimulus money for transportation, reached a volatile conclusion: (Photo: WBEZ) Local unemployment rates rose and fell regardless of how much stimulus money Washington poured out for transportation, raising questions about Obama’s argument that more […]

Back to the Future, by Bicycle

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When does going backward mean progress? When you’re talking about bicycle use in the city of Beijing. According to Streetsblog Network member The City Fix, Chinese officials have woken up to the idea that the city’s traditional bicycling culture, which has been in sharp decline over the last 20 years, should be restored and fostered: […]

Associated Press Cautions Journalists That Crashes Aren’t Always “Accidents”

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When negligence is claimed or proven, avoid accident, which can be read as exonerating the person responsible. #ACES2016 — AP Stylebook (@APStylebook) April 2, 2016 The Associated Press has tweaked its guidance for journalists about when to call traffic collisions “accidents.” Street safety advocates, spearheaded by New York City’s Transportation Alternatives, have been pushing police and media organizations to drop […]